Iran’s non-oil trade exceeds $86b in 11 months
2/26/2013 10:54:26 AM
The country exported $37.69 billion worth of non-oil goods and imported $48.38 billion of non-oil goods during the 11-month period, ISNA reported on Sunday, citing data by the Iranian Customs Administration Office.
Iraq, China, and the United Arab Emirates were the three top importers of Iranian goods during the period, while the United Arab Emirates, China, and South Korea were the leading exporters of goods to Iran.
In July 2012, Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Shamseddin Hosseini said Iran conducted economic transactions with 150 countries in the previous Iranian calendar year (March 2011-March 2012). And about 80 countries transited their products through Iran, he added.
Iran continues trading with the world at a brisk pace, even though certain countries are currently trying to create obstacles in order to hinder the country’s economic progress, the finance minister said.
Iran exported around $43.7 billion worth of non-oil goods in the previous Iranian calendar year and imported about $61.8 billion worth of non-oil goods to hit the unprecedented mark of $105 billion in annual trade.
In May 2012, Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Deputy Director Kiyumars Fat’hollah Kermanshahi said that annual imports and exports are projected to reach $77 billion and $83 billion respectively by March 2016.